The pool has cleared and such was my excitement at seeing the pattern on the bottom of the pool this morning I did a little jump whilst giving myself a thumbs up. I then self conciously looked around to see if anyone had seen me and my absolutely ridiculous behaviour. Luckily my only onlookers were the assorted menagerie, who were far more interested in scoffing breakfast than the stupid human in the garden.
I don't know who I thought would have been watching - we are not even slightly overlooked and our only neighbours live a little way up the road, but I am more self concious than Neil who has totally embraced our situation and happily walks around the garden naked to get in the pool or letting the chickens out - although he may be a bit more wary now the electric fence is on more regularly!
The pigs are growing quickly, we don't notice it so much as we see them all the time, but visitors do and I must admit that I wouldn't want to pick them up by their hind legs and carry them, which was the easiest way to handle them when we bought them. I'm having a real inner tussle with how much to handle them. I don't want to get too attached but at the same time we need to be able to get close enough to deal with them. Last night I held a scoop of food for them to eat whilst scratching their backs. I think I am managing to keep looking at them and thinking 'bacon', but I am enjoying having them and watching them progress.